Today is our ALL DAY Food Bank Friday and Spring Break Camps will run Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Then the 2016-17 season comes to a close Wednesday, March 29 at 5:00 pm.
Thank you to all who came to enjoy all that we can provide: lifts, rentals, lessons, sessions, poutine, hot chocolate and most of all: FUN! We like to say we “Make Winter Fun”, when actually, YOU make winter fun.
Thank you and see you at Snow Valley Aerial Park on May 20 or sometime during the summer!
On February 4, skiers and ski patrollers at Snow Valley Ski Cub will take part in an attempt to break the Guinness World Record for making the most snow angels at the same time in multiple locations. The current record is 15,851. Up to 100 ski hills and resorts across Canada will be participating in the attempt at 11AM MST.
Be sure to register at 10:30 am in front of the Lodge.
The effort is being held as part of Canadian Ski Patrol Day, a day that honours the life-saving work undertaken by the 4,500 volunteer ski patrollers providing advanced first aid and rescue services at more than 220 ski areas across Canada. Currently, 58 volunteer ski patrollers provide first aid and medical services to skiers and snowboarders at Snow Valley.
“Canada’s ski patrollers are Canada’s guardians on the snow,” said Canadian Ski Patrol president and chief executive officer Colin Saravanamuttoo. “Helping to break the record for most snow angels is a great way for the skiing and boarding community to celebrate the people who look over them on the snow,” continued Saravanamuttoo.
The Canadian Ski Patrol was first established in 1941 to organize and train a first aid and rescue group to patrol ski hills. Today, the CSP is Canada’s largest volunteer-based first responder organization. In the past 76 years, hundreds of thousand Canadians have volunteered for and received advanced first aid training from the Canadian Ski Patrol.
“Some of these volunteers have put their lives at risk to help keep our skiers and boarders safe,” said Snow Valley “It’s important for us to take part in Canadian Ski Patrol Day and show our gratitude for these amazing people’s hard work and dedication.”
Canadian Ski Patrol – key facts and numbers:
Hundreds of thousand volunteer ski patrollers since 1941
4,500 active ski patrollers in 2016
More than 220 ski resorts serviced by the Canadian Ski Patrol
An estimated five million Canadians are skiers or snowboarders
Up to 100 ski resorts taking part in the attempt
Snow Valley welcomes on average 185,000 skiers and snowboarders each year
The longest-serving ski patroller at Snow Valley has been serving for over 30 years
Sunday, January 8th will feature a great annual event here at Snow Valley Ski Club: Pump Up The Jam!
This is a fun competition for kids under 13 to show off their freestyle moves on our beginner terrain park.
Last year there some very talented kids out there doing some advanced tricks. To see the full poster click here. You can still register in person only at Snow Rider Ski Shop located next to Guest Services.
Snow Valley Ski Club is proceeding with building Edmonton’s first Aerial Park, scheduled to open late Spring 2017.
Designed and built by KristallTurm, the climbing structure will be as high as the surrounding trees, have a diameter of approximately 35 meters and feature the latest safety system in the industry. Over 100 games or challenges on three separate levels will push you to your limits of fun while enjoying the great outdoors in Rainbow Valley.
For more information about the project – visit our Aerial Park page.
It’s been a wonky fall: 10cm snow on October 18 and the next two weeks take us from Summer, to Fall to Winter! In the event that Snow Valley is unable to open in time for the start of your Lesson Program, we do have a plan:
If your lesson program starts on November 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 or 24:
You will be notified by e-mail of a cancellation due to lack of snow, a minimum 72h in advance.
If you are notified, you can book a make-up lesson in advance for any Sunday at 3p or Monday at 715p throughout the Fall, Winter or Spring Sessions. Booking will be on a first come first served basis.
Keep your fingers crossed (click on the image below for the most up to date weather)…
The annual Snow Valley Ski Swap in support of Snow Valley Ski Club and Snow Valley Racing Association was a huge success. Thanks to all those who consigned and purchased ski and snowboard (equipment and clothing) for helping to raise over $10,000 for each club.
Our local shops also contributed their staff to help with sizing and recommendations. Thank you:
Sundance Ski Shop,
Out of Bounds,
Pacesetter Ski Shoppe and
Track ‘n Trail.
This season is already looking better than last year (weather wise) and we can’t wait to open. Our, fingers crossed, opening day is scheduled for…NOVEMBER 11, 2017!
Special thanks goes to Re/Max for their on going support of Snow Valley by bringing their Balloon and Jumpy castle! Plus Street Eats food truck for their delicious food!